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{true story} Coal miner Lee Hipshire in 1976, shortly after emerging from a mine in Logan County, W. Va. at the end of his shift. At age 36, he had worked 26 years underground. A few years later, Lee took early retirement because of pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease. He died at 57.

Documenting 'Dirty' Jobs: Miners At Work

{true story} Coal miner Lee Hipshire in 1976, shortly after emerging from a mine in Logan County, W. Va. at the end of his shift. At age 36, he had worked 26 years underground. A few years later, Lee took early retirement because of pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease. He died at 57.

Coal Miner in Harlan County, Ky, My favorite missionaries live and work here.

Coal Miner in Harlan County, Ky, My favorite missionaries live and work here.

WV coal miner. The companies valued the ponies more than they valued their men.  Animals cost money to replace......

WV coal miner. The companies valued the ponies more than they valued their men. Animals cost money to replace......

A coal miner and his daughter. This photo was taken by talented photographer Natalie Franklin.

A coal miner and his daughter. This photo was taken by talented photographer Natalie Franklin.

Coal miners picking out "impurities" before the coal is processes. Before the child labor laws, much of this work was done by boys.

Coal miners picking out "impurities" before the coal is processes. Before the child labor laws, much of this work was done by boys.

Coal Miners...A way of Life

Coal Miners...A way of Life

Three Welsh Coal Miners Just Up from the Pits After a Day's Work in Coal Mine in Wales

Three Welsh Coal Miners Just Up from the Pits After a Day's Work in Coal Mine in Wales

War on Poverty: Portraits From an Appalachian Battleground, 1964

War on Poverty: Portraits From an Appalachian Battleground, 1964

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Appalachian Coal Miner - 1946 [2277x2948]

research coal miner lantern hat

Coal Miner's are still dying from Black Lung.

Coal Miner's are still dying from Black Lung.

Hard Day At Coal Mining Using the 16 Pound Sledge Hammer, Breaking Up Coal For Loading Coal Cars

Hard Day At Coal Mining Using the 16 Pound Sledge Hammer, Breaking Up Coal For Loading Coal Cars

West Virginia Miners | West Virginia Coal miner 1930

West Virginia Miners | West Virginia Coal miner 1930

Stops on the trail. JFK chats with a group of miners during his travels on the 1960 campaign trail. (Hank Walker / Time & Life

JFK condolence letters published for first time

Stops on the trail. JFK chats with a group of miners during his travels on the 1960 campaign trail. (Hank Walker / Time & Life

Coal miner

Coal miner

I am from a coal mining area where two of my great grandfathers were miners. I would love an antique miner's cap.

I am from a coal mining area where two of my great grandfathers were miners. I would love an antique miner's cap.

Appalachian People | Appalachia Ponderings: Ode to the Appalachian Coal Miner...

Appalachian People | Appalachia Ponderings: Ode to the Appalachian Coal Miner...